Science District

The Trust’s main infrastructure-related initiative is Science District. It is a Puerto Rico-wide network of state-of-the-art facilities for research, academic, and business initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation. Its members benefit from important tools described in Act 214-2004. Its major component is Science City, a 69 cuerdas mixed-use project located in San Juan, in a dense concentration of hospitals, universities, and other science and technology resources. The Trust aims to fortify Puerto Rico’s research infrastructure and enable its use as a tool to develop, attract, and retain a vibrant research ecosystem. To do so, it is identifying and incorporating additional resources that contribute to the Trust’s overarching mission of facilitating economic development and citizens’ well-being through science, technology, research, and Puerto Rico’s industrial base.

Science City

Science City is the major component of Science District. It is located in Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan, hosting state-of-the-art facilities for research, academic, and business initiatives, as well as other lifestyle amenities. The 69 cuerdas site will contain a vibrant, culturally rich, planned science campus in an urban setting with many important science, technology, research, health, and academic resources nearby.

The Trust is executing a plan of action with the ultimate goal of facilitating such an innovation ecosystem. To do so, the Trust is pursuing two action steps: First, it is seeking a development partner to lease, finance, develop, and manage the mixed-use 69 cuerdas Science City project  (Master Development- RFQ). Secondly, it is identifying and approaching potential anchor tenants to be a part of Science City.